Human Gene Set: GSE13522_CTRL_VS_T_CRUZI_Y_STRAIN_INF_SKIN_IFNG_KO_DN

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Standard name GSE13522_CTRL_VS_T_CRUZI_Y_STRAIN_INF_SKIN_IFNG_KO_DN
Systematic name M2910
Brief description Genes down-regulated in skin from INFG [GeneID=3458] knockout mice after injection of: control versus Trypanosoma cruzi (strain Y).
Full description or abstract To investigate the early host response triggered by three different strains of Trypanosoma cruzi at a local infection site, changes in host gene expression were monitored in a murine intradermal infection model using Affymetrix oligonucleotide arrays. Robust induction of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) was observed in excised skin 24 hours post-infection where the level of ISG induction was parasite strain-dependent with the least virulent strain triggering a muted IFN response. Infection of mice immunodepleted of IFN?-producing cells or infection of IFN?-deficient mice had minimal impact on the IFN response generated in T. cruzi infected mice. In contrast, infection of mice lacking the type I IFN receptor demonstrated that type I IFNs are largely responsible for the IFN response generated at the site of infection. These data highlight type I IFNs as important components of the innate immune response to T. cruzi the site of inoculation and their role in shaping the early transcriptional response to this pathogen. We used microarrays to detail the local host transcriptional response to intradermal T. cruzi infection in WT mice and mice depleted of NK cells, or deficient in IFN-gamma or type I IFN responses. Additionally we compared the local host-transcriptional response generated to infection with 3 different strains of Trypanosoma cruzi (Y, Brazil, and G).
Collection C7: Immunologic Signature
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Source publication Pubmed 19201883   Authors: Chessler AD,Unnikrishnan M,Bei AK,Daily JP,Burleigh BA
Exact source GSE13522_3072_200_DN
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Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Jernej Godec (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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